The American Hospital Association called on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to cease what it calls "flawed and redundant" audits by its Office of the Inspector General in a letter to HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell.
The Community Health Systems breach exposing 4.5 million patients' data in 29 states is expected to be costly--the total bill could be somewhere between $75 million and $150 million, according to a calculation at Forbes.
After five years in the District of Columbia, Todd Park--who initially served as the first chief technology officer for the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services before being named U.S. CTO by President Obama in 2012--is heading to the other side of the country.
Healthcare providers' precautions against the Ebola virus may have the opposite of the intended effect, according to a report in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
The Obama administration proposed a new solution to the issue of closely held companies who object paying for certain contraceptive methods under the Affordable Care Act.
Innovative mHealth activity devices, and wearables promising to help patients stay healthy, may be proving alluring to consumers, but it'll take much more evidence of real benefit to get doctors and providers on board.
Five years ago, Boca Raton Regional Hospital in Florida faced a $124 million loss and was close to shutting its doors for good. Today, the 400-bed, not-for-profit hospital can boast of a complete financial turnaround. In this exclusive interview, Rudy Braccili Jr., executive director of revenue cycle services, tells FierceHealthFinance about the reasons behind the hospital's new-found success.
Several California health professionals have formed the Coalition for Quality Hospital Care in response to Tenet Healthcare Corp.'s plan to cancel contracts with independent physicians, according to an announcement from the group. One Tenet hospital spokesperson says the plans are in the nascent stages and that it has included staff physicians in the process.
Data breaches have become the "inciting incident" that--much like in a story--precipitates the plot, writes Christopher Paidhrin in a blog post for HealthcareInfoSecurity.com. Now, he says, that incident must lead to a refocusing of thinking and behavior in IT security.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is soliciting comments through Sept. 15 about its proposed initiatives to test new engagement models for Medicare, Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program.